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User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 5
Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

It’s funny how when our friends ask us how our trip was we always tell them about all the things that we did while we were on vacation. But all of us here want the “important information” like what kind of plane and where did you sit! You know, the “important stuff!”

Thurs. Feb 7, 2002
Delta 2068
SLC-MCO
Dept 4:55 pm – Arrives 10:52 pm
757-200 (new-new livery) Seats 36 D, E, & F

Thursday didn’t come soon enough! Unfortunately I had to work that morning, which is why I booked us on the latest flight. My friends Marilynn and Kara are the worriers, and they felt if we were not there at least three hours early, we would never make our flight! We compromised and left about quarter after 2. That put us at the airport at 3 on the dot and just as I suspected, there was no wait at check in our security. (I could have worked another hour or so!) But I shouldn’t complain, I got an extra hour to look at airplanes!

SLC was full of Olympic activity with spectators and teams arriving the day before opening ceremonies. What seemed like hundreds of volunteers were there to assist the athletes in accreditation and baggage claim. After checking in at Sky Cap, I went to park the car while the girls got in line for Security Check. To my delight, Long Term B was fairly empty and the shuttle was waiting for me when I parked. I got back to the airport before the girls made it thorough security, and much to their delight, Joey from Dawson’s Creek was in line ahead of them. They were like little kids in a candy store. They followed her all the way to the D gates where she went into the Olympic Store. I guess she wasn’t very friendly and they both were disappointed with her. While they were wooing over Joey, I headed over to D2 where an SAS 767-200 was parked. That’s a rare sight at SLC; I guess they brought the Olympic team in.

Time flies at the airport (no pun intended) and 4:55 came quickly. They called our row to board at about 4:35. This 757 seemed like one of the newer 757s. The seat’s fabric was very clean and so was the carpet. We pushed back right on time and the safety video began. There were having some serious technical difficulties with the 757’s IFE system. No sound for the first 5 min, so they had to rewind it. When it started again, it was ear piercing loud and after about 30 seconds they figured it out. The film was also shown in Spanish, which I’ve never noticed before. Is this because of the code share with Aeromexico? Anyway we pushed back for a quick engine start and taxied to 17L. Take off was brisk, as always with the 757. Because of FAA Regulations for the Olympics, nobody was allowed to leave their seats for the first 30 min of the flight out of SLC. It was a little strange to have to wait that long to get stuff out of the overhead bins.

The Preview to the movie was shown, “Riding in Cars with Boys” and we decided to watch. Dinner was served, stuffed pasta shells, and the movie began. Much to our dismay, they couldn’t get the sound to work on the movie so they switched to The Musketeer. I wasn’t in the mood for that type of movie so I read my Car & Driver magazine. This flight was very smooth all the way up to cruising altitude so I went to sleep.

When I woke up we were about an hour from MCO and I was thirsty. Too bad there was no second drink service! We got one drink with dinner and that was it. Kind of cheap of Delta. They didn’t bother to start Delta Horizons after the movie, which normally I wouldn’t care, but they had this segment on SLC and the 2002 Olympics that I wanted to see. Our descent into MCO was a little bumpy, but the lights of Orlando were cool on approach. I have no idea which direction we landed, I think we landed heading north on the B side of the airport.

I love MCO. It’s very spacious and modern, and they have big windows for watching planes. Because of how late it was, we had to cruise so we could get to the rental car place before it was too late.

Orlando was a blast. We went to Islands of Adventure, Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, and Disney World Magic Kingdom. I had a ton of fun and I really didn’t want to go home.

Monday Feb 11, 2002
Delta 229
MCO-SLC
Dept 6:20 pm – Arrives 9:02 pm
767-300 (old-new livery) Seats 15 C, D, & E

We headed to the airport around 3 pm so that we could do a little spotting on McCoy Rd. Unfortunately, the planes were landing from the south and so we could only see them taking off, which was cool, but not as cool as watching them land from McCoy Rd. So instead we took the rental car for a Baja trail out on some dirt road that was under construction. The little Ford Focus held up well in the deep bogs! Sorry to those of you who don’t agree with the practice of having a little fun in a rental car!

We took it back to EZ rent a car (I don’t recommend them!) and then back to the airport. We had plenty of time for spotting so I watched a BA 747-400 pull in and went to look at VS’s “Hot Lips” 747-400. A little later another VS 747 “Barbarella” pulled in to the gate. After that we headed over to our gate to board the 767. I really like the 767. It’s so roomy inside compared to the 757, even if it is just visually roomier. We pushed back right on time and headed out to the runway. I got so confused, I have no idea which way we went but we did take off, that much I do know.

Delta’s Chicken meal was for dinner and the movie was Hearts of Atlantis. The movie was ok, and it helped to pass the time away. I also had a bit left to read in Car & Driver. I wish they would show the moving map occasionally, because it sucks to not know where you're at. You see cities out the window, and I’m the type of person that likes to know what they are. Anyway I fell asleep again and woke up when they gave us the 30 min warning as we approached SLC. The wind intensified as we got closer to the airport. The engines spooled up really high and then cut back to idle several times while flying the approach. You could hear the wind outside. Needless to say we must have landed a little crabbed because the front swung to the right as we touched down on what was basically a bump, thud of a landing. We braked to taxi speed without reverse thrust and headed into gate D1.
I was surprised to see the Slovenian Olympic team pass us on the moving walkway. By the time we got to Baggage claim, our bags were already there, a phenomenon I’ve only experienced at SLC. Anyone else’s airport have quick baggage service?

Overall I give Delta a “B”. I’ve had much better Delta flights in the past, and I think they could have done a little better, but I’m not going to complain too much because what other airline out of SLC has a non-stop to MCO? Nobody! That’s why Delta will always be my #1 Airline!

Any comments are welcome…




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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6236 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Great trip report. I flew in and out of MCO this past weekend and I also saw Hot Lips (what a beauty) anyway you were lucky you didn't catch any delays as this past weekend apparently all the Delta flights were delayed especially the SLC flight this past Fri- it decided to depart at 8:30 PM.


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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

Sounds like a good trip. For some odd reason the NTSB site where you can get reg#'s for flights gave me N120DL for your SLC-MCO flight (which is a 763). Your MCO-SLC was N131DN which is in old old colors.....I guess they made a BIG mistake lol.

User currently offlineA330300 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1392 times:

"Sounds like a good trip. For some odd reason the NTSB site where you can get reg#'s for flights gave me N120DL for your SLC-MCO flight (which is a 763). Your MCO-SLC was N131DN which is in old old colors.....I guess they made a BIG mistake lol."

Maybe cause you looked up 2001 when the flights were 2002.  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1383 times:

I'm stupid...  Nuts

Justin

P.S. They should have 2002 up!


User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

That's amazing that there is technology like that. Rest assured, we were in a 757 for the SLC-MCO leg (I wish is was a 763!) It had the new-new colors. The 763 on the way home was definatly the new old colors.

Delta needs to hurry up and paint those ol' bastards sporting the old old colors!  Smile



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